“The Pmarca Guide to Startups” are a series of posts of Marc Andreessen who among others co-authored Mosaic.

They date from June 25 2007 to August 30 2007 and still contain very interesting thoughts about, well… startups.

The titles and links follow:

1) Why not to do a startup
2) When the VCs say “no”
3) “But I don’t know any VCs!”
4) The only thing that matters
5) The Moby Dick theory of big companies
6) How much funding is too little? Too much?
7) Why a startup’s initial business plan doesn’t matter that much
8 )Hiring, managing, promoting, and firing executives
9) How to hire a professional CEO

Part 4 is definitely a must read.

Also check out Paul Graham’s Why to Not Not start a startup.


Let’s go to San Francisco

The Open Source Business Conference has courses about open source software use on emerging business models and profitability, with emphasis on the business side.

Will they post transcripts online?, social networking using the phone’s web browser

Mobile Web – Social messaging – Mobile media

Ελληνική προσπάθεια, 750000 registered users, +3500 τη μέρα.

Η παρουσίαση του wadja στο opencoffee στη Θεσσαλονίκη, την οποία και έχασα λόγω τρεξίματος σε νοσοκομεία κλπ. 😦

Πολλές από τις παρουσιάσεις φαίνεται να είχαν ενδιαφέρον, σε μια πρωτοβουλία που έλειπε και είναι πρωτοποριακή στον ελληνικό χώρο.